Originally Posted by Iznogood
This may turn out to be an easy question or a difficult one. Only time can show that... But since we're on the subject of Greek philosophers; which novel is this paragraph from:
Edit: and also, what name is it that I have cut out from the excerpt
It sounds like Lord Peter Wimsey, but he wasn't the Chief Inspector, whose name was Parker I seem to remember. However, I don't recognise the excerpt and therefore can't name the novel.